Marcelo Mendes Disconzi
Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

email: marcelo.disconzi at vanderbilt.edu
office: Stevenson Center 1515
phone: (615) 322 7147   fax: (615) 343 0215
mail to: 1326 Stevenson Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 37240

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Marcelo Mendes Disconzi
MATH 196 - Spring 13 - Lecture 03

General Information.
For a description of the course, including the grading policy, consult the course syllabus. Students are responsible for reading the syllabus and being aware of all the course and university's policies.

Textbook: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, 3rd edition, by Edwards and Penney.

Lecture 03 meets on Tuesday and Thursday, 09:35am–10:50am, Stevenson Center 1320.

Recitations/Discussion sections are run by Matthew Smedberg (TA). The recitation meets Wednesday, 03:10pm–4:00pm, Stevenson Center 1320.

Contact Information and Office hours.
Lecturer's office: Stevenson Center 1222.
Lecturer's email: marcelo.disconzi@vanderbilt.edu.
Lecture's office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am–12:00pm, Tuesday 1:00pm–2:00pm, or by appointment,  at the lecturer's office.
Lecturer's office phone: 322-1998.
General Math Office: Stevenson Center 1326, phone: 322-6672.

TA's office: Stevenson Center 1227H.
TA's email: matthew.smedberg@vanderbilt.edu.
TA's office hours: Friday 10:00am-12:00pm, at the TA's office.

Resources and extra material.
If you need to brush up your Calculus skills, there is a nice set of lecture notes by Gregory Naber, containing several examples, at:

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~gln22/Lecture%20Notes%20on%20Calculus.htm

If typically you can learn things only by seeing tons of examples, you should have a look at the textbooks "Schaum's outline of Differential Equations" and "Schaum's outline of Linear Algebra" (or one of their variants), which contains more than 1000 problems solved. It can be found in the library or bought by a reasonable price on Amazon.

Exams.

Description
Date and time
Location Remarks
Test 1
Thu, Feb 28, in class
in class
Covering all material up to (and including) section 4.3. For a better idea of what will be on the test, see the practice midterm.
Test 2
Thu, Apr 11, in class
in class Covering sections 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7,  5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.5 (for 7.5, only the material covering solutions with multiplicity 2). For a better idea of what will be on the test, see the practice midterm. Click here for solutions.
Final exam
Thu, May 2, 3:00pm
SC 1320 Covering all the material. Click here for a practice final. Solutions here. And here you can find some standard formulas.


Announcemtns.

Extra class/review session for the final exam.
Friday, April 26th, 6pm, at SC 1320.
Office hours in the week of 22nd-26th: by appointment.
Click here for a practice final. Solutions here.

Extra class/review session for the second test.
April 9th, 7pm at SC 1308.
For a better idea of what will be on the test, see the practice midterm. Click here for solutions.

Extra class/review session for the first test.
Monday, Feb 25th, 7pm, at room 1307.
Click here for a practice midterm. Here the solutions.


Schdeule.
Below is a schedule for the course. This is subject to change, and therefore you should check this webpage frequently. Unless stated otherwise, all problems are from the textbook.

Date
Sections
HW problems
HW problems due in class
Remarks
Tue Jan 8
1.1
1-27 (odd), 33-43 (odd)


Wed Jan 9

Recitation


Thu Jan 10
1.2
1-17 (odd), 25, 27, 29, 35

Examples
Tue Jan15
1.4
1-27 (odd), 31, 33, 35, 36, 40, 41, 43, 51, 54, 69

Examples
Wed Jan 16

Recitation

Thu Jan 17
1.5
1-33 (odd), 36, 37
HW problems from 1.1 and 1.2.
Examples
Tue Jan 22
1.6
1-53 (odd)

Examples
Wed Jan 23

Recitation

Thu Jan 24
3.1
1-15 (odd), 23, 25, 27, 31
HW problems from 1.4 and 1.5. Examples
Solutions to HW 2
Tue Jan 29
3.2
1-27 (odd)

Examples
Wed Jan 30

Recitation

Thu Jan 31
3.3
3.4
1-19 (odd)
1-21 (odd), 31, 33, 39, 43
HW problems from 1.6
Problems 7, 11, 15 and 31 from section 3.1
Examples
Solutions to HW 3
Tue Feb 5
3.5
1-23, 27, 30-33 (odd)

Examples
Wed Feb 6

Recitation

Thu Feb 7
3.6

3.7
1-17 (odd), 21-25 (odd), 33, 37, 47, 48, 52, 53, 57
1-9 (odd), 13, 15
HW problems from 3.3
Problems 1-15, 31, and 39 of section 3.4.
Examples
Tue Feb 12
4.1

4.2
1-7 (odd), 13, 17, 19-23 (odd), 29-37 (odd)
1-31 (odd)

Examples
Vector spaces
Wed Feb 13

Recitation

Thu Feb 14
4.3
1-27 (odd), 29-32
HW problems from 1-21, (odd) and 33 of section 3.5.
HW problems 1-15 (odd),  21, 25, 52 of section 3.6.

Tue Feb 19
4.4
1-11 (odd), 15-23 (odd), 27, 29

Examples
Wed Feb 20

Recitation Quiz

Thu Feb 21
4.5
4.6
1-11 (odd), 13, 15
1, 3, 13-31 (odd), 23, 26
HW problems from 4.1
HW problems 1-17 (odd), 29 and 31 of section 4.2  (for problems 15 and 17, see the Examples of section 4.2).
Examples
Tue Feb 26
4.7
1-17 (odd), 29


Wed Feb 27

Recitation

Thu Feb 28

Midterm 1


Tue Mar 5

Spring Break
Extra credit assignment

Wed Mar 6

Spring Break


Thu Mar 7

Spring Break


Tue Mar 12
5.1
1-15 (odd), 21-29 (odd), 33-41 (odd), 45


Wed Mar 13

Recitation

Thu Mar 14
5.2
5.3
1-11 (odd), 15-27 (odd)
1-13 (odd), 21-27 (odd), 35
HW problems from 4.3
HW problems from 4.4
HW problems 1-11 (odd) from 4.5
HW problems 1, 3, 13-23 (odd), 27 from 4.6
HW problems 1-11 (odd), 29 from 4.7
Extra credit assignment
Summary 2nd order homogeneous D.E. with constant coefficients

Examples
Tue Mar 19
5.4
5.5
1-7 (odd), 11, 12, 15-21 (odd), 25, 27
1-39 (odd)

Examples
Wed Mar 20

Recitation

Thu Mar 21
5.5
5.6
47-55 (odd), 59, 61
1-13 (odd), 21, 25, 27
1-15 (odd), 21-25 (odd), 33-41 (odd) from section 5.1.
Tue Mar 26
5.5



Wed Mar 27

Recitation

Thu Mar 28
7.1
7.2
1-15 (odd), 21, 24-26
1-9 (odd), 13-17 (odd), 26


HW problems from section 5.2
HW problems from section 5.3

Extra credit: problems from section 5.4
Examples
Tue Apr 2
7.3
6.1
1-25 (odd), 38, 43
1-23 (odd), 34, 37

Examples
Wed Apr 3

Recitation Quiz 2
Solutions
Thu Apr 4
7.5 1-23 (odd)
HW problems from section 5.5.
Extra Credit
Examples
Tue Apr 9
7.5
6.2
6.3

1-27 (odd), 31, 36
1-11 (odd), 38


Wed Apr 10

Recitation

Thu Apr 11

Midterm 2


Tue Apr 16
10.1
10.2
1-33 (odd)
1-25 (odd), 28, 32, 37
HW problems from 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.5.
Wed Apr 17

Recitation

Thu Apr 18
10.3
10.4
1-19 (odd), 23-26, 27-37 (odd)
1-21 (odd)


Thu May 2

Final Exam (3:00pm)





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